Net neutrality overturned

Update: The real estate industry reacts to the FCC’s decision As anticipated, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the agency in charge of the country’s telecom regulations, voted today to end its policy of “net neutrality,” a crushing blow to internet …

NAR directors surprised to learn Upstream not just for Realtors

Who should Upstream be for? That’s the question at the heart of a discrepancy Inman has uncovered between the people paying to fund the ambitious (yet thoroughly delayed) online real estate data platform and the project’s leaders …

Understanding real estate data can future-proof your business — here’s how

If you haven’t yet figured out that data is a commodity, and that real estate data in particular is one of the hottest commodities around, then you’ve got some catching up to do in order to ensure you know what threats are emerging within and outside t…

Understanding real estate data can future-proof your business — here’s how

If you haven’t yet figured out that data is a commodity, and that real estate data in particular is one of the hottest commodities around, then you’ve got some catching up to do in order to ensure you know what threats are emerging within and outside t…

MLS vendor FBS acquires competitor Solid Earth

When multiple listing service (MLS) vendors FBS and Solid Earth announced a partnership earlier this year, it was as competitors looking to serve their mutual MLS clients. Nearly six months later, the two are rivals no more. FBS will acquire Solid Earth’s assets and employ all five of its existing employees in a deal slated to close by the end of the year, FBS CEO Michael Wurzer told Inman via email …

Overcoming broker objections, sideswipes and undermining of the MLS

With each passing year, multiple listing services (MLSs) strive to identify and improve their weaknesses while steadily continuing successful business practices. So what exactly are their weaknesses? And what are the strengths that keep them progressin…

Cloud MLX interface now free for agents of nation’s largest MLS

For years the real estate industry has been talking about offering agents an MLS “front end of choice” — or alternative interfaces for agents to input and search for listings — and on Wednesday the biggest multiple listing service in the country made…

Cloud MLX interface now free for agents of nation’s largest MLS

For years the real estate industry has been talking about offering agents an MLS “front end of choice” — or alternative interfaces for agents to input and search for listings — and on Wednesday the biggest multiple listing service in the country made…

Think tank says MLSs should be investigated for antitrust

A Washington, D.C.-based think tank is calling for federal regulators to investigate multiple listing services that restrict data from listing websites for possible antitrust violations. The nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF), is also asking for state lawmakers to require brokers to provide free, unrestricted access to real estate listings …

GOP tax reform would drive up costs of selling a home

Zillow analysis finds homeowners in America’s priciest neighborhoods to be hit with millions in new capital gains taxes under both House and Senate tax bill …